School Letters Home 

Meadow High School 

Royal Lane, Hillingdon, Middlesex UB8 3QU
Telephone: (01895) 443310 
Fax: (01895) 420925 

Email: meadow@meadowschool.co.uk 
Website:  www.meadowhighschool
.org

 Headteacher: Mrs Jenny Rigby

 


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SCHOOL LETTERS  HOME


Letter to Year 8 pupils

14th October 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

To support your child with their learning, we have arranged an educational visit to Vue Cinema, Staines on 14th November 2019 as part of their studies in English.

We will be leaving school at 9.30am and returning to school at 12.40pm in time for normal lunch arrangements. We will be travelling by coach and minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.

To cover the cost of the trip, can we please ask for a voluntary contribution of £5. Should we not receive sufficient funds to run this trip, the trip may not be able to go ahead and donations will be refunded.

Students are required to wear school uniform.

We hope that your child will be able to take part in this trip, as it is designed to support the learning that takes places in the lesson. Please complete the attached slip and return it as soon as possible. If you have any enquiries please feel free to contact Mrs Daniels on 01895 443310

Yours sincerely,

 

Lesley Daniels

Teacher

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Reply Slip:  Cinema Trip - 14th November 2019 – please return to Mrs Daniels

 

I give my permission for ………………………………………….…to take part in the above trip.

           

 

[  ] I enclose a voluntary contribution of £………….

 

Signed (Parent/Carer): ……………………………………………………..   Date ……………….

Emergency contact number: ………………………………………………………

 


Friday, 22nd November 2019

7.OOpm arrival for 7.30pm start

We will be holding a Music Quiz on Friday 22 nd November, to raise funds for the school.

£2 per person for entry, which needs to be paid for in advance.

Apologies, but no children allowed, as this is an evening for the adults only.

Please complete the slip below stating how many tickets you would like.

There is a maximum of 8 people per team. If you do not have enough of you to make a team, don't worry we can organise that for you on the night.

Please arrive for 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. We plan to have a breaks during the evening and aim to finish for 10.30prn.

Remember to bring along your own drinks and nibbles.

We will also have a raffle and other games throughout the evening.

Limited spaces available.

Tickets will not be available to buy on the night.

We look forward to seeing you on 22 nd November.

(Friends ofMeadow

Reply Slip — Quiz Night please return to school office NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 18th November

Name:                                                             Tel. No:

Number. of Tickets Required (£2 each):

I enclose CASH / CHEQUE (payable to Friends of Meadow) for £

Team Name:

 

 

 


8th October 2019

Re: Leadership Opportunity

Dear Parents,

As part of the continuing leadership academy and the successful leadership from our students last time, we have been given the opportunity to support leading a sports taster session again.

Your child has been selected to attend St. Andrews Primary school to assist with their sports taster session, run through South Hillingdon School Sports Network (SHSSN). The event will be taking place on Wednesday 9th October and will run from 1340-1515.

A member of staff from Meadow will escort them between schools and remain with them at the primary school. If you child is an independent traveler and would like to make their own way home from St. Andrews, please let us know otherwise they will be taken back to Meadow.

Please make sure they bring their PE kits with them on this day.

If you have any questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

 


8th October 2019

Re: Leadership Opportunity

Dear Parents,

As part of the continuing leadership academy and the successful leadership from our students last time, we have been given the opportunity to support leading a sports taster session again.

Your child has been selected to attend Pinkwell Primary school to assist with their sports taster session, run through South Hillingdon School Sports Network (SHSSN). The event will be taking place on Wednesday 9th October and will run from 0930-1500.

They will need to bring a packed lunch with them; if they are entitled to a free school meal then one will be provided. A member of staff from Meadow will escort them between schools. If you child is an independent traveller and would like to make their own way home from Pinkwell, please let us know otherwise they will be taken back to Meadow.

Please make sure they bring their PE kits with them on this day.

If you have any questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

 


Letter to selected pupils

October 2019

Re: South London Special League

Dear Parents / Carers,

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Thursday 17th October. For this event please no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn and they must have shin pads (FA rules).

They will need to be at school for 7.30am for a 7.45am leave. They will require a packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided but please indicate which sandwich they would like. We aim to be back to school in time for transport. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveler on the slip below.

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,

Mr. G. Millard

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REPLY SLIP: South London Special League – please return to Mr. Millard

I give permission for my child __________________________ to take part in the South London Special League. I acknowledge that my child must be at school for 7.30am.

My child has free school meals and would like a: Tuna     /     Cheese      /        Egg sandwich.         (Please circle)

My child is an independent traveler and will make their own way home after the event.

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:                                                  ______________________________________

 


Letter to selected pupils

9 October 2019

 Face Paint Consent

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of our interventions project, a group of students will be hosting a Halloween cake sale during break time and lunch time on Thursday 31st October. We will be doing face paints for 50p.

The students can also bring money into school to buy cakes and sweets. We will be providing ‘free from’ snacks for those with allergies.  

We would like to ask for your consent for your son/daughter to have face paints applied. If students would rather not have this applied, this is fine too.

Please be aware you are allowing us to paint at your own risk. We do use approved painting products which are safe for the skin, but anyone can have an allergic type of reaction, or other accidents can happen.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Barham

Interventions Teaching Assistant __________________________________________________________________________________

Re: Face Paint Consent Form – please return to Miss Barham by Friday the 18th October

Students name ………………………………………………………

 (  )  I do

 (   ) I do not

 give permission for face paint and make up to be applied. (Please √ as appropriate)

Signed ____________________________________________ Date: _______________

(Parent/Carer)


Letter to selected Sixth Form pupils

3 October 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

To support your son/daughter with their learning I have arranged an educational visit to the Cinema (Cineworld South Ruislip) to watch ‘Spiderman: Far from Home’ on Tuesday 12th November 2019, as part of their studies in Media.

We will be leaving school at 9.30am and returning to school at 1.30pm. There is no cost to the film, thanks to ‘Into Film’.  However, you might like to provide your son/daughter with a small amount of spending money (maximum £5.00) in case they wish to purchase food or drink from the concession stand, or they could bring extra snacks from home.

We will be traveling by minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.

I hope that your son/daughter will be able to take part in this trip.  Please complete the attached slip and return it as soon as possible.  If you have any enquires please feel free to contact me. 

Thank you in advance for your support.

Yours faithfully.

Miss Nolan                                
Media Teacher       

 


Letter to selected Sixth Form pupils

3 October 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

To support your son/daughter with their learning, I have arranged an educational visit to the Cinema (Cineworld South Ruislip) to watch ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Autism friendly)’ on Monday 11 November 2019, as part of their studies in Media.

We will be leaving school at 9.30am and returning to school at 1.30pm. There is no cost to the film, thanks to ‘Into Film’.  However, you might like to provide your son/daughter with a small amount of spending money (maximum £5.00) in case they wish to purchase food or drink from the concession stand, or they could bring extra snacks from home.

We will be traveling by minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.

I hope that your son/daughter will be able to take part in this trip.  Please complete the attached slip and return it as soon as possible.  If you have any enquires please feel free to contact me. 

Thank you in advance for your support.

Yours faithfully.

Miss Nolan                                 
Media Teacher       

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Re: Cinema Trip to watch ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ on Monday 11 November 2019

I am aware that my son/daughter …………………………………..………has a trip to the cinema.

Signed……………………………………………              Date ………………………………………..

Please return to Miss Nolan

 


Letter to Year 7-14

1st October 2019

TimesTable Rockstars

Dear Parents/Carers,

Meadow High School is pleased to inform you that we have re-subscribed to the website ‘TimesTable Rockstars’. All pupils have their individual log in username and passwords, this allows them to log on at any time to practice their times tables skills.

Pupils can choose their rock star names and have fun creating their own avatars too. Progress can be tracked when pupils log on.

Your pupil’s individual log in details will be the initial of their first name and their last name and password is Meadow (with a capital M)

Example:

Username: amistry

Password: Meadow

Teachers may set homework through the website, however pupils are free to access it whenever they wish. https://ttrockstars.com/home

Feel free to contact me via your child’s link book if you have any further questions.

Your sincerely,

Mrs Mistry

Head of Maths

 


Letter to selected pupils

2 October 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

Sports Leadership

Your child has been selected as part of their Sports Leadership course to support a primary school panathlon competition on Wednesday 9th October. The event is taking place at Barnhill School and will start at 0900 so pupils should arrive at school for 08:40 to leave at 08:45. Pupils should come to school in their PE kits but have their uniforms with them as we will be back for afternoon lessons.

They will need to bring a packed lunch with them, if they are eligible for free school meals then one will be provided.

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. M. Vincent

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­­­REPLY SLIP:  South London Special League – please return to Mr. Vincent

 

I give permission for my child __________________________ to support the primary school panathlon competition. I acknowledge that my child must be at school for 8.40am.

My child has free school meals and would like a:      tuna  / cheese   /  egg       sandwich (please circle).

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:                                                       _______________________

 

 

 


Letter to selected pupils

2 October 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

South London Special League

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Wednesday 9th October. For this event please no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn and they must have shin pads (FA rules).

They will need to be at school for 8.00am for an 8.15am leave. They will require a packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided but please indicate which sandwich they would like. We aim to be back to school in time for transport. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveler on the slip below.

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr. M. Vincent

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­­­REPLY SLIP: South London Special League – please return to Mr. Vincent

I give permission for my child __________________________ to take part in the South London Special League. I acknowledge that my child must be at school for 8.00am.

My child has free school meals and would like a:      tuna    /  cheese  /  egg        sandwich (please circle).

My child is an independent traveller and will make their own way home after the event.

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:                                                       _______________________

 


Letter to selected pupils

1st October 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

Panathlon Football

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Thursday 10th October. For this event no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn. They will need to bring their PE kit.

They will leave school at 9.30am and return at 2:30pm. They will require a packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided, please indicate below which sandwich they would like. We aim to be back to school in time for transport. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveller on the slip below.

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible. If you have any questions just let me know.

Kind Regards,

Mr. B. Anstee

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­­­REPLY SLIP:  Panathlon Football – please return to Mr. Anstee

 

       My child has free school meals and would like a:   tuna /   cheese  /   egg     sandwich (please circle).

 

  My child is an independent traveller and will make their own way home after the event.

 

My emergency contact details are: ______________________________________

 

Signed: _______________________

 


Letter to class IM

                                                                                                                         

1st October 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of our Theme learning lessons, thematic classes will be completing focused learning about being ‘Out in the Community’.  As a school, we feel this is a core life skill and one that needs to be addressed within a school, as well as home context.

Within this unit of work, we will have the opportunity to explore and learn about our local community and complete practical sessions where we learn everyday skills such as how to buy a drink in a café, shopping skills as well as social skills.

We will be going on educational visits to a variety of local places.  This will enable the students to practice a range of social skills and appropriate behaviours in a public places.  Please let me know if there is anything in particular you would like us to focus on.  These visits will also link with cross curriculum learning such as our local area in Geography and PSHCE.

In order for the pupils to be able to access the trip their behaviour needs to be of a good/safe standard leading up to the trip.  Each pupil will be risk assessed and level of support assessed prior to going out.

In order for us to make these session motivating and interesting to the pupils as well as ‘real’ we are requesting a voluntary donation of £5 per half term to help support the cost of visits. This will be used to cover expenses directly related to the trips. Please send money via envelope in link book.

If you have any questions or queries about this learning activity please contact me via the Link book, phone or email me at imerabti@meadowhighschool.org .

Kind Regards,

Ioanna Merabti


Letter to selected pupils

30th September 2019

MHS ASD Support Group
Informal drop-in ‘Coffee and a chat’ sessions

I am writing to advise you that we have a coffee morning in school for parents and carers of children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This year the group will be meeting once a month, during term time, on a Wednesday from 11.15 am until 12.15 pm.

The aim of the coffee morning is to provide family members the opportunity to meet other families, share experiences, strategies and get support from others who understand, in a very supportive environment.  I will also be available to provide information and guidance on different aspects of autism and offer advice on managing autism within the family. Please see below the dates of our planned meetings for this academic year:

Wednesday 16th October, 2019

Wednesday 20th November, 2019

Wednesday 18th December, 2019

Wednesday 15th January, 2020

Wednesday 12th February, 2020

Wednesday 18th March, 2020

Wednesday 22nd April, 2020

Wednesday 20th May, 2020

Wednesday 24th June, 2020

Wednesday 15th July, 2020

We warmly welcome new parents/carers to join our group as existing members have greatly benefited by sharing their ideas and experiences with each other.

Please kindly note if you are unable to attend the coffee mornings but, would like more information about autism or support, please do not hesitate to contact me at school or by email twatson@meadowhighschool.org.

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 16th October, 2019 or hearing from you in due course. Please kindly note If you are able to attend I will meet you in our school reception area and escort you to our meeting place.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. T Watson

Lead Teacher Autism


Letter to Whole School

19th September 2019

Meet the Tutor Evening
Thursday 26th September 2019
3.30-6.30pm

Dear Parent/Carer of ..........

We would like to invite you to meet your child’s form tutor on Thursday 26th September 2019.

This will be an opportunity to exchange information and see the tutor group environment. This time is only an opportunity to meet the Form Tutor, not other teachers.

We will also have a variety of other organisations in attendance throughout the evening, who will be available for information in the Hall. Assistant Heads and representatives from our Therapy Team will also be available. 

Please indicate below your first, second and third time preference for meetings.

Please return this to your child’s form tutor no later than Monday 23rd September 2019.

Thank you

 

Please indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd preference for meeting time slots

3.30 – 4.30

 

4.30 – 5.30

 

5.30 – 6.30

 

Childs Name:                                             Class: 

 

Signed ______________________________ (Parent / Carer)

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Form Tutor to complete and return to Parent/Carer

 

MEET THE TUTOR EVENING: THURSDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2019

CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT TIME

 

Name: 

Time:

Room: 


Letter to Whole School

September 2019

NAME OF CHILD:                                                        CLASS:  

PRINT NAME (Parent/Carer):  ________________________________ 

Permission – Evidence for Learning

We provide photographic and video evidence in school to show pupil progress, this will be shared via an App with parents. Sometimes your child’s photograph may appear working alongside other pupils. Please confirm whether you would be happy for photographs to be shared with other parents if they appear in an image or video with other pupils. More information on Evidence for Learning (EfL) can be found on our website.   

              I give permission

                 

                       I do not give permission

 

Signed:  _______________________________________            

Permission - External Publications

We provide photograph and video evidence in school to show pupil progress and for display purposes.

However, we need confirmation from you whether you give permission for your child’s photo/video to be used for external use, i.e. newsletter, website and newspaper.

  

              I give permission

                

                       I do not give permission

 

Signed:  _______________________________________           

Permission – Local Excursions

From time to time your child will be give the opportunity to participate in local excursions for routine sporting fixtures, environmental studies, library and shop visits, etc.  For older pupils, visits to shops may be unaccompanied or accompanied by another pupil.

I agree that my child can take part in any short visits to local venues, which may be arranged during his/her time at school.

Signed:                                                                                               

For full details about how your child’s data / photo is used, please refer to our Privacy Notice on the schools website.


Letter to selected pupils

20th September 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

South London Special League

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Thursday 26th September. For this event please no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn and they must have shin pads (FA rules).

They will need to be at school for 7.30am for a 7.45am leave. They will require a packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided but please indicate which sandwich they would like. We aim to be back to school in time for transport. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveler on the slip below.

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,

Mr. C. Morgan

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­­­REPLY SLIP: South London Special League – please return to Mr. Morgan

 

I give permission for my child __________________________ to take part in the South London Special League. I acknowledge that my child must be at school for 7.30am.

      My child has free school meals and would like a:   Tuna   /  Cheese  /  Egg   sandwich
        (Please circle)

  My child is an independent traveller and will make their own way home after the event.

 

  My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

   Signed:                                                  ______________________________________

 


Letter to whole school

16th September 2019

Dear Parent / Carer,

In PSHCE lessons and as part of the PSHCE scheme of work, children will be studying Sex and Relationship Education (SRE). This will be delivered at a level appropriate to the ability and understanding of our pupils.

Meadow High values the importance of SRE to help support young people through the main themes (as stated by the PSHE Association) of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. The teaching of SRE is age appropriate, relevant to the students’ needs and understanding. 

We value the partnership of home and school, of parent and teacher in this important area of personal development.

SRE is firmly rooted within the framework of the PSHCE, the Healthy Hillingdon Healthy School Standard Guidance and follows the DfES Sex and Relationship Education guidance 0116/200, the PSHE Association and the National Curriculum 2014.

Although SRE is now a statutory part of PSHE I would like to take the opportunity to inform parents that you do have a right to withdraw your children from all or part of the Sex and Relationship Education at Meadow High School (until it becomes compulsory in September 2020.)

As part of the Meadow High School SRE policy a child that is withdrawn from a SRE lesson will have appropriate alternative arrangements made.

If you have any questions on the school SRE policy or wish a copy of the full school SRE policy please feel free to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs J Evans

PSHCE coordinator


Letter to whole school

Monday 16th September 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

We will be taking part in a cake sale for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 27th September. Cakes will be on sale for 30p-50p each.

Students who would like to bring in cakes to be sold should be brought in on Friday 27th September to Miss Nolan’s room.

Many thanks for your help and support.

Yours sincerely,

 

Miss K Nolan.

Sixth Form Tutor

 


Letter to selected pupils

16th September 2019

Re: Leadership Academy Launch

Dear Parents,

Your child has been selected to be part of the leadership academy attached to the South Hillingdon School Sports Network run through Barnhill School. This was something proved very successful and beneficial to our students last year.

Your child will help support and run sporting events in Meadow and also support primary sporting events in local schools. The academy launch is happening on Wednesday 18th September at Barnhill School where they will receive some training on how to be a leader. The event starts a 0900 so students should arrive a Meadow for 0840. They will be back at school by lunchtime. They should come to school in their PE kits but have their uniform to get changed into afterwards.

Please complete and return the below reply slip.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

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REPLY SLIP: Leadership Academy Event - PLEASE RETURN TO MR. VINCENT

 

I give permission for my child __________________________ to attend the leadership academy event and acknowledge that they need to be at school by 0840.

 

Signed: _______________________

 

Emergency contact number: _______________________

 


Letter to Year 13 and 14

 September 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

For Home Economics this year we will be focusing on basic home management skills, such as planning for events, cooking, cleaning, etc. Students will be taking part in theory lessons and some practical lessons where they will be building up their confidence towards everyday cooking and general home maintenance.

Students will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods. In order to substitute the cost of the required ingredients, we need to ask you for a donation of £15, which will cover the whole academic year.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Home Economics practical work to be paid all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance. 

 

Mrs Shukla

Home Economics teacher

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Please return this slip and the money donation to Miss Hagger – Food Tech Assistant

           Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for the practical lessons - £15.00 per year
  • I would prefer to pay for practical lessons each term - £5.00 a term

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

 

Signed  _________________________     Date   _________________

 

I enclosed the amount of £_________

 


Letter to Year 12         

September 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

For Home Economics this year we will be focusing on basic home management skills, such as planning for events, cooking, cleaning, etc. Students will be taking part in theory lessons and some practical lessons where they will be building up their confidence towards everyday cooking and general home maintenance.

Students will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods. In order to substitute the cost of the required ingredients, we need to ask you for a donation of £5, which we hope can cover the whole academic year.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Home Economics practical work to be paid all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance. 

 

Mrs Shukla

Home Economics teacher

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Please return this slip and the money donation to Miss Hagger – Food Tech Assistant

           

Please delete as appropriate:

           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for the practical lessons - £5.00 per year
  • I would prefer to pay for practical lessons each half term - £2.50 each half term

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

 

Signed  _________________________     Date   _________________

 

I enclosed the amount of £__________


Questionnaire to Whole School

Before School Club

Do you currently play sport in the tennis court before school?

 

Yes                                                      No

 

Do you like that it is currently mixed; older and younger pupils?

 

     Yes                                                 No

 

Would you prefer if it is, please tick:

< >   Same key stages? e.g. Year 7, 8 and 9 on Monday’s and Wednesday’s. Year 10, 11 and 6th form on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. Everyone on Friday

 

< > Boys one day, girls another?

 

< > Other ____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

< > Football < >

 

Basketball < >Other _________________________________________________________

 


Letter to Sixth Form 

Wednesday 18th September 2019

Dear Parent / Carer,

Following a recent 6th Form Committee meeting with our students, we have decided to move our 'smart dress day' from a Monday to a Friday. 

The rationale is because of the practicalities dressing smart with the various external courses, vocational pathways and practical subjects that happen from Monday - Thursday.

Therefore, from next week 6th form ‘smart dress day’ will be on a Friday.  Students are aware and have agreed to this change of day.

Yours sincerely

Mr Bunker

Assistant Head KS5

 


Letter to Year 8 pupils

Monday 09 September 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

To support your child with their learning, we have arranged an educational visit to Whipsnade Zoo on Wednesday 16th October as part of their year 8 studies on Habitats and Adaptations in Geography.

We will be leaving school at 9am and returning to school at 2:45pm in time for normal transport home. We will be travelling by coach and first aiders will also accompany us.

To cover the cost of the trip, can we please ask for a voluntary contribution of £12.50. Should we not receive sufficient funds to run this trip, the trip may not be able to go ahead and donations will be refunded.

Students are required to wear school uniform but can wear comfortable footwear. If it is a sunny hot day, please ensure that your child has put on some sun cream, has a hat and plenty of water. If it is a wet day, a raincoat, hat and the students may wish to wear wellies.

Your child will need to bring a healthy packed lunch and a drink, but no fizzy drinks and no glass bottles. If your child is entitled to a free school meal, a lunch will be provided.  Please specify below choice of sandwich.   Students can bring spending money, a maximum of £5 for which they will be responsible for.

We hope that your child will be able to take part in this trip, as it is designed to support the learning that takes places in the lesson. Please complete the attached slip and return it as soon as possible. If you have any enquiries please feel free to contact Miss Bergin.

Yours sincerely,

 

Miss Bergin

Humanities Faculty Lead.

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Re:  Whipsnade Zoo Trip – Wednesday 16th Oct. – please return to form tutor or Miss Bergin

 

I give my permission for ………………………………………….…to take part in the above trip.

 

[  ] I will provide my child with a healthy packed lunch

[  ] My child is entitled to a free school meal

     Please specify the sandwich filling   [  ] Egg Mayonnaise      ] Tuna Mayonnaise     [  ] Cheese                

 

[  ] I enclose a voluntary contribution of £………….

 

Signed (Parent/Carer): ……………………………………………………..   Date ……………….

Emergency contact number: ………………………………………………………

 


Letter to all new pupils

9th September 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

At Meadow, we are fortunate enough to have two resident rabbits Gunner and Teddy who live at school and three staff owned dogs, Max, Nala and Arlo who come to school on Fridays with Mrs Heggie and Miss Bergin.

The rabbits are looked after and cared for by students, with the close support of staff and classes can book a slot to spend time with them if they wish.

When the dogs are in Mrs Heggie and Miss Bergin can run workshops with them regarding animal welfare and care for those classes who request it. Our students very much like spending time with the animals and it has been a huge success the last three years.

The animals are used to working in different environments to bring joy, comfort and companionship to many individuals who appreciate being able to touch and stroke a friendly animal.

Should your child have any allergies or issues with animals it is important we know about this as soon as possible. Should the slip not be returned, we will assume there are no allergies or issues with your child interacting with the animals.

Yours sincerely.

Miss Bergin

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REPLY-SLIP - ‘Pets as Therapy’

Please return to your form tutor as soon as possible if there are any known allergies/issues.

 

Pupils name:__________________________________________

 

    [Please delete as appropriate below]

 

I can confirm that my child has / does not have known allergies to animals.
If yes please state__________________________________________


I can confirm that my child has  / does not have known fear/issues of animals.
If yes please state __________________________________________


Signed  ___________________________________     Date  ____________________

 


Letter to Year 9 - 14 only 

Friday 6th September 2019

RE: Years 9-14 Residential Trip to Devon

Monday 30th March – Friday 3rd April 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

I am pleased to say that we are able to run the trip to the Calvert Trust, Exmoor, Devon from

Monday 30th March – Friday 3rd April 2020

The trip will give pupils an opportunity to take part in outdoor and team building activities such as canoeing, climbing, archery, swimming and many other exciting outdoor activities. It also gives the children a chance to improve personal living skills and social skills, it really is a memorable experience, one which creates fond memories for all involved.

There are 32 places available and these will be allocated via a ballot draw which will take place in October.  Letters will be issued to let you know if your child has a place on the trip.

The total cost of the trip at the moment is unconfirmed at the moment but would be in the region of £350. Calvert Trust prices have gone up this year but I have requested money from various organisations to help keep the cost down. The cost will include the transport to and from (coach), food, accommodation, staffing and activities which is amazing value for money.  A payment plan will be available to help stagger payments once the total is confirmed.

If you are interested please complete the slip below and return to the school ASAP. 

Yours sincerely

Mr C Morgan

Trip Organiser

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Re: Residential trip to Devon on Monday 30th March  – Friday 3rd April 2020

 

I would like my child ___________________________________________________________(name) in ­­­­______________________________(form) to attend the Devon Residential

 

Signed  _____________________________     Date  _______________________

Please return to Mr Morgan no later than Friday 27th September 2019.

 


Letter to Whole School 

10th September 2019

Dear Parents/Carers

Dance Club

Wednesday’s 3.15pm- 4.15pm

Dance Club will be starting up again after school and will still run by Mrs Sappal. The first class will begin Wednesday 24th September 2019.

If you would like your son/daughter to take part, please complete the permission slip below and send it back to Mrs Sappal ASAP.  Spaces are very limited, so it will be on a first come first serve basis.

If your child has handed the slip in on time and got a place, you will receive a second confirmation letter with dates attached.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs Sappal
Dance Lead

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Permission Slip for Dance Club- Please return to Mrs Sappal

 

I give permission for my son/daughter to join the after school dance club.

 

         I will collect my son/daughter at 4.15pm promptly

 

or

 

 
 

 

        My child is an independent traveller, I am happy for them to make their own way home at 

        4.15pm and I have signed and returned the permission form to the school office

 

Child name                                                        Class

 

 

Emergency contact details:         (name)

Medication needed during this time:


 

Letter to Whole School

5th September 2019

Re: After School Clubs 2019-2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

The arrangements of the after school clubs is remaining the same as last year. Football club will remain on a Monday and run through the entire year. The club on Wednesday is on a rolling programme with different sports each term. Details are shown on the table below.

 

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

MON

15.15- 16.15

FOOTBALL

Starting 16th September – Finishing 9th December

Starting 13th January – Finishing 23rd March

Starting 27th April – Finishing 6th July

WED

15.15- 16.15

BASKETBALL

MAX 20 STUDENTS

Starting 18th September

Finishing 11th December

FITNESS

MAX 10 STUDENTS

CRICKET

MAX 20 STUDENTS

For football club you will only need to apply for a place once but for the Wednesday clubs you will need to apply for them at the start of each term. Please note that for all clubs, students will be required to bring their own PE kit to wear. If they forget to bring their kit, we will contact you to inform you that they will be going home on transport. If for any reason they cannot attend the club that week, please send a message into either myself or the school reception.

To apply for either football club or basketball club for this term, please fill out the reply slip and send back to me. Please be aware that all clubs are run on a voluntary basis by staff so there is no extra staffing. If it becomes apparent that a pupil requires additional support they will not be allowed to continue to attend.

Kind Regards,

 

Mr. M. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

 


Letter to Sixth Form pupils only

11th September 2019

  1. Bursary Fund 2019-20

 

The 16-19 Bursary Fund was set up by the Government to help support young people in education between the ages of 16 and 19. 

To be eligible to receive a bursary in the 2019-20 academic year, the young person must be aged under 19 at the start of the academic year in which they start their programme of study.

To qualify the pupil has to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Young Person in or recently left Local Authority Care
  • Young Person is in receipt of Income Support, or Universal Credit in their own right
  • Young person is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), or Universal Credit in their own right.

 

Please note:  Parents will not be able to continue to claim for Child Benefit if the pupil successfully applies for ESA.

 

If your child qualifies, please return the attached application form, along with evidence setting out the benefit to which he/she is entitled to.

 

Please return to the school office by Monday 7th October 2019.

 

The pupil must hold a current bank/building society account, as money has to be paid direct to them.

 

Successful applicants will be notified in writing, outlining arrangements for payment.

 

If you require any more information, please contact me.

 

Thank you.

 

Michaela Manning

Office Manager      


Letter re Food Technology to Enrichment Class

September 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology we will be focusing on independent cooking. We will focus on Health and Safety within a kitchen and cooking everyday meals to learn new skills. There will be a combination of taste testing, evaluation of products as well as practical lessons.

In order to save administration time, we would like the termly cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid all at once. However, if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepared, the amount required for the practical and taste testing lessons will be £10.00 which is equivalent to £1.00 per lesson.

There will be a total of 3 payments throughout the year and a letter will be sent at the beginning of each term. This will be your second payment.

Thank you in advance. 

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Shukla

 
 

 

 

Food Technology Department – Mrs Shukla

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £10.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each lesson on the day - £1.00

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed _________________________     Date   ________________

I enclose the amount of ___________


Letter re Food Technology to Year 7s.

September 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 7, students focus on health and safety while making bread based dishes. This term students will be making:

  • Easy Pizza
  • Bread and Butter Pudding
  • Crunchy Hot Dogs
  • Apple Charlotte
  • Festival Project

Students also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £5.00.  A suitable container will also be provided, so that cooked products can be taken home.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid for all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance. 

Miss LePage

 
 

 

 

Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons this term  - £5.00
  • I would prefer to pay weekly  - £1.00 per week for 5 weeks

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed _________________________      Date   _________________

I enclose the amount of __________


letter re Food Technology to Year 8

September 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in year 8, students focus on Fruit and Vegetables. This term we will be making:

  • Puff Pastry Pizza
  • Flapjacks
  • Apple Crumble
  • Festival Project

Students will also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepared, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £6.00, which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson.  A suitable container will also be provided so that cooked products can be taken home.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance.

Miss LePage

 
 

 

 

Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

Please delete as appropriate:          

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £6.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.50

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

           I enclosed the amount of ___________


Letter re Food Technology to Year 9

September 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

In Food Technology in Year 9 we focus on cereals and cereal products. This term we will be making:

  • Cheesy Pasta
  • Spanish Rice
  • Fruit Cobbler
  • Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies
  • Festival project

            Pupils will also taste and evaluate a range of dishes containing cereal products.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid for all at once, however, if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

If you wish your child to take the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for 4 practical lessons will be £7.50 which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson. We will also provide a suitable container for the food to be taken home in.

            Thank you in advance for your support.

            Miss LePage

 
 

 

 

Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for this term’s practical lessons - £7.50
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.50

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

 

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

 

            I enclosed the amount of ___________


Letter re Food Technology to Year 10

September 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

For their Unit Award in Food Technology pupils will be focusing on 4-6 units of work, with a range of different cooked products. Pupils will be taking part in some theory lessons to further their understanding of Health and Safety in the kitchen and practical lessons where they will be building up their confidence towards everyday cooking.

Pupils will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods. If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for the practical and taste testing lessons will be £10.00 for each Term.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance. 

Mrs Shukla

 
 

 

Food Technology Department – Mrs Shukla

            Please delete as appropriate:

           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £10.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.00

 

Childs Name _____________________     Class __________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

            I enclosed the amount of _________


Letter re Food Technology to Year 11

September 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

For their Unit Award in Food Technology pupils will be focusing on 4-6 units of work, with a range of different cooked products. Pupils will be taking part in some theory lessons to further their understanding of Health and Safety in the kitchen and practical lessons where they will be building up their confidence towards everyday cooking.

Pupils will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods. If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for the practical and taste testing lessons will be £10.00 for each Term.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance. 

Miss LePage

 
 

 

 

Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £10.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.00

 

Childs Name _____________________     Class __________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

            I enclosed the amount of _________

 


Letter to selected Sixth Form re. BCA College

September 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to let you know that this year there will be an opportunity for our Year 14 students to study at Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) and therefore …………………………………….. will be attending the college every Monday between 9.30am-12.30pm.

Students will leave school at 9.00am and travel to BCA by minibus.  After their studies they will be driven back to school ready for lunch. Students may want to go to the college canteen at break so they wish to they will need to bring some money to college. Please note, the group will be staffed by one lecturer from BCA and at least one support staff from school.

There are a number of forms that the College want completed and I would be grateful if you would complete these if you have not already done so, together with the slip below, and return to me by Monday 9th September at the latest. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. A. Bunker

Head of Sixth Form

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College Link Course 2019 – please return to Mr Bunker

Student Name: ……………………………………….           Form: ……………………………….

I agree to  ……………………………………….. attending Berkshire College of Agriculture

Signed …………………………………………………..   Date: ……………………….


Letter to selected sixth form re. Construction

September 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you are aware, in September there will be an opportunity for some of our 6th Form students to study Construction at Innovate Construction Centre, near Oakwood School, every Tuesday between 9.30 am –12.30pm. This construction course will run for one year and we hope students will achieve a Level 1 qualification. 

Those attending will need steel-capped safety boots. Students can either provide their own or the construction centre have some boots which they can provide. Overalls would be useful, although the construction centre have informed us that old clothes will be okay.  If they wear old clothes students will need a smarter set of clothes for lessons 5-6 when at school after the construction lesson.

Students will travel to the construction centre by minibus driven by a member of staff. However, they can make their own way to Innovate at 9am and then return to school as soon as the lesson is complete. They can obviously travel in a group and this will enable them to use their independent travel skills.

……………………………….has shown an interest  and opted for this course so if you would like them to attend I would be grateful if you could fill in the reply slip below and return it to me no later than Monday 9th September. It is a big commitment, but it is a great opportunity for those students selected.

If you have any queries about the course please let me know.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. A. Bunker

Head of Sixth Form

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Construction Course - September 2019 – please return to Mr Bunker

I would like my son/daughter to attend the above course

 

Student name ………………………………………     Form …………………    

 

       I give permission for my son/daughter  to make his own to innovate near Oakwood School.                                                                                                                                          

       I give permission for my son/daughter to return to school at the end of the construction                       lesson                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                             

  * Please tick the box if you agree

 

Signed …………………………………….        Date  ……………………


Letter to selected Sixth Form re. Home Management

September 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to let you know that there will be an opportunity for our Year 14 students to study at Innovate on a termly carousel. Therefore ………………………………………..will be attending the college on a Wednesday between 9.15am-11.00am until February. This will commence on Wednesday 11th September. Whilst at the centre students will be looking at basic household management tasks that may be useful when they leave school.

Students will leave school at 9.00am and travel to Innovate at Oakwood School by minibus.  After their studies, they will be driven back to school ready for their next lesson after break. Please note the group will be staffed by one lecturer from Innovate and at least one support staff from school.

If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. A. Bunker
Head of Sixth Form


Letter to selected Sixth form re.  Uxbridge College

September 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to let you know that this year there will be an opportunity for our Year 13 students to study at Uxbridge College on a termly carousel. Therefore …………………………………….. will be attending the college on Friday between 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Students will leave school at 1.00pm and will therefore need to have lunch first sitting and will travel to Uxbridge College by minibus.  After their studies, they will be driven back to school ready to leave for transport home. Please note, the group will be staffed by one lecturer from college and at least one support staff from school.

I would be grateful if you would complete the slip below and return to me as soon as possible, but if you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Bunker

Head of 6th Form

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College Link Course 2019 – please return to Mr Bunker

Student Name: ……………………………………….           Form: ……………………………….

I have received the letter for………………………………………..to  attend Uxbridge College.

 

Signed …………………………………………………..     Date………………………


Letter to selected Year 13 sixth form pupils (English trip)

3rd September 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,                                                                                               

English Trip to The Roald Dahl Museum – Friday 13th September 2019

To support our work on journeys, we have arranged a trip to The Roald Dahl Museum on Friday 13th September 2019.

We will travelling by school mini-bus, leaving school at 9.15am and returning in time for the school buses.  We have tried to keep costs to a minimum; however, we will need to ask for a voluntary contribution of £4.70 per student. Should we not receive sufficient funds to run this trip, the trip may not be able to go ahead and donations will be refunded.

Your child will need to bring a healthy packed lunch; if they are entitled to a free school meal please tick the box below and we will ensure that a packed lunch is provided.  There is a shop at the museum so you may wish to supply your child with a small amount of spending money to buy a souvenir of their visit

We will be on our feet most of the day and therefore comfortable shoes are a must. To help our investigation we will be taking a school camera. Your child is allowed to bring their own mobile phone/ camera however this will be at their own risk (see school policy).  We will be using the photographs taken on the school camera in our subsequent English lessons.

Please complete the permission slip below and return it as soon as possible. If you have any further questions about the trip please feel free to contact me.

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Yours faithfully,

 

Miss Nolan

Year 13 English Teacher

                                                                                                                                                                                  

Reply-Slip:  English trip to The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden, Friday 13th September 2019

 

I give my permission/do not give my permission for my child ……………………………………. to take part in the above trip.

 

(  )        I enclose a voluntary contribution of £4.70

(  )        I will provide my child with a healthy packed lunch for the day.

(  )        My child is entitled to a free school meal and would like a packed lunch to be provided.

            Sandwich Choice:  Tuna [   ]     Egg [   ]      Cheese [   ]

 

Signed:  _______________________________________    Date:  _____________